Mauritius is a beautiful, amazing island present in the Indian Ocean. The Island is blessed with tropical luxury, deep blue seas, white sandy beaches, and world class hotels and resorts. The island is laden with historical places, multi cultural diversity, and great geographic variations. Mauritius offers world class hotels that offer quite and calmer stay in the tropical and luxurious accommodations. Mauritius is a country which offers different kinds of activities to all section and categories of Tourist. Enjoy a trek in the mountains, or enjoy a nature walk in the Ecotourism Park or see the beautiful coral reefs, Mauritius will surely charm you. Its multi culture and great gastronomy makes it an ideal tourist paradise for the guests.
Mauritius remained uninhabited until the 16th century, allowing it to develop into one of the world's biodiversity hotspots. It was occupied briefly by the Dutch before the French brought African slaves to work the sugar plantations. Captured by the British in 1810, Mauritius achieved independence in 1968. Its diversification into textiles, tourism and, of late, financial services, telecommunications and cyber services has been an Indian Ocean economic success story.
The entire Mauritius attractions is divided into 5 zones namely North, East, West, South East and the Interiors. Grand Bay was the first area of the island to fully experience the tourist boom. A shopping and leisure paradise, Grand Bay also happens to be the area where Mauritians head for when they want a fun-filled night out restaurants, bars and discos. Recently renovated, La Cuvette beach is well worth a visit. Check out Pereybere, Balaclava Ruins, The Triolet Shivala, The Labourdonnais Orchards, Caudan Waterfront, and the “Bazard” of Port-Louis, The SSR Botanical Garden . The East zone has the following attractions - Flacq Market, Waterpark Leisure Village, Ile aux Cerfs, and the famous "The Coco Beach Hotel" and the famed 5-star hotel "Le Touessrok". The south east zones attractions are: Blue Bay, Dutch Ruins, Ile aux Aigrettes, Mahebourg, Domaine du Chasseur and Souillac. Check out the attractions of West zone – Yemen, Martello Towers, Chamarel, Salt Pans, Casela. The interior also has good added attractions that include Black River Gorges, Eureka, Ganga Talao - Grand Bassin and L’Aventure du Sucre.
Things to do in Mauritius
Full Day Water Sports Activities
Enjoy various water sports at the beautiful Ile Aux Cerfs Island and enjoy a great time with your family and friends. The Ile Aux Cerfs Island is famous for white sand beaches, swaying palms, azure blue water and green vegetation. Here you can enjoy various water sports like Underwater Sea Walk, Parasailing, Tube Ride and many more. You can enjoy swimming and snorkeling also. The island is full of beach shacks offering fresh sea foods and drinks. From here, you will enjoy a ride to the Grand River South East waterfall and will have lunch. The lunch will be of fresh sea food and champagne and after this you can enjoy swim at the basin of the waterfall. After this you will return back to island and can laze here for sometime before heading back to your hotel.
Full Day Catamaran Cruise
Enjoy a Catamaran cruise and pass by beautiful natural beauty, unspoilt island with beautiful beaches and swaying coconut and palms trees. The Catamaran cruise is a beautiful way of spending an amazing day with your loved ones and friends in Mauritius. The catamaran cruise will take you to the North Island or South Island. You can enjoy lunch and drinks on board at your own cost. The pristine natural beauty will mesmerize you for sure. Enjoy the tour and have a great romantic time in Mauritius.
Sub-marine and Sub-scooter ride
Enjoy a unique and special ride of your life in a submarine and will see the deep sea marine biology and beautiful underwater world. You can also enjoy a joy ride in the unique, innovative, patented sub-scooter and enjoy the beauty and complex ecology of the underwater with your partner. The submarines are of two types namely – BS600 and BS1100. The BS600 is a five seater submarine with wide viewing glasses, offering you panoramic views of the underwater world. In BS600 submarine you can also share your intimate moments like exchanging vows surrounded by beautiful marine world, having lunch and champagne admiring the enchanting views or you choose any place of your choice to explore the undersea by seeing the coral reefs, the wreck of the star world. The BS1100 submarine is longer and has separate windows which offer you great views of the deep sea world. The on board camera also shows you the brilliant diving moment live inside the Submarine. You can also enjoy the sub scooter ride which is a two seater water scooter fitted with oxygen cylinder. You will be assisted by a diver, who will be there to assure you of safety for full 30 minute cruise. Enjoy the underwater exploration and admire the stunning world of marine biology.
Mauritius enjoys a Tropical climate round the year. Southeast trade winds play an important role. Mauritius remains mild, dry winter throughout the months of May to November. It is hot, wet and humid between the months of November to May. Tropical cyclones are common at the end of December and continue till March. There are only two distinctive seasons, summer and winter, and the temperature difference is not much. The climate on the central plateau is cooler than on the coastal areas.
The Cuisine of Mauritius is a combination of Indian, African, Chinese and French influences. Food lovers will find a variety of flavours and aromas and different culinary delicacies of French, Indian, Chinese and African cuisine. Rice and Roti are the main staple food and often eaten with various curries. Uses of spices like saffron, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and herbs like thyme, basil and curry leaves are common ingredients that provide a powerful aroma and flavour. Sweets and Snacks are available almost every nook and corner of Mauritius. Sweets are influenced by French and Indian deserts. Snacks lovers will find variety of options ranging from Indian Chat, French Appetizers and Chinese dumplings. Mauritius cuisine like its culture is diverse and it is best to savour the fusion cuisine which includes various cooking styles and flavours.
Best Time to Visit
Best time to Visit Mauritius is in between the months of June to August when it is coolest and exploring and travelling is pleasant. Tropical Cyclones are common phenomena in the months of December to March. December to February is the hottest time of the year and feels very humid and stuffy.
How to Reach
By Air: The National carrier of Mauritius is the Air Mauritius which connects Port Louis with many European cities, Important cities of Africa and Asia. Many international airlines operate regular flight to Mauritius from all over the world. Regional airlines like Air Austral, Air Madagascar and Air Seychelles connect Mauritius with the surrounding Islands.